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World - Most workplace opinions are ignored

15 July 2011

A poll conducted by job board Monster Worldwide Inc, shows that whilst many workers offer their opinion in the workplace, for the majority of the time they are not listened to. Only a quarter of respondents feel that their opinions matter at work. Others have their opinions rejected or just not taken...

UK - More companies hire remote workers

15 July 2011

PeoplePerHour.com, the online business marketplace, has reported a +68% increase in the number of UK businesses hiring remote workers in the last 12 months.
The small business review, which quizzed more than 45,000 businesses in the UK, found that 71% of respondents cited flexibility and cost...

Germany - Impressive recovery presents reform opportunities

15 July 2011

The German economy is going from strength to strength. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expecting growth of +3% this year, after the economy expanded by +3.5% in 2010.
Following a precipitous decline in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at the height of the global financial crisis, Germany...

Ireland - 10,000 new financial services jobs by 2016

15 July 2011

Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Enda Kenny, has launched the 'Strategy for the International Financial Services Industry in Ireland 2011-2016', setting out a vision for the future development of the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), with the goal of creating 10,000 net new jobs over the next...

Ireland - Sustained growth across key labour market sectors

15 July 2011

The Irish jobs market is experiencing sustained growth across key sectors with new job vacancies increasing steadily for the second quarter of 2011, according to the latest Jobs Index, published by IrishJobs.ie (part of saongroup.com). This continues the trend at the close of 2010 into the first and...

Spain - High unemployment keeps economic migrants out

14 July 2011

Unemployment was up by +3.5% to 21.02% in June 2011 when compared with June 2010. Month-on-month, unemployment was down by -50,000, according to the latest Labour Market Monitor published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) and international Financial Analysts (Afi).


UK – Government launch new talent retention solution

14 July 2011

A new national web based system, Talent Retention Solution (TRS), will help match skilled employees facing redundancy to UK companies in growing sectors of advanced manufacturing and engineering who are recruiting, Minister for Business, Mark Prisk, has announced.

The easy to use system comes as a result...

Germany - Larger firms take 'burn-out' more seriously

14 July 2011

One of the negative side effects of the current economic boom in Germany is the increasing number of workers who suffer from so-called 'burn-out'. New research carried out on behalf of staffing agency Randstad Germany among 1,561 HR managers and 627 ‘burn-out’ sufferers across the country reveals...

Ireland - Collins McNicholas reports strong jobs growth for specialists

14 July 2011

Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services Group reports that its number of job vacancies registered in H1 2011 was +58% higher than it was in the first half of 2010. The group has seen growth in the numbers of jobs registered across all of its five regional offices so far this year. Although total...

World - Executives interested in career moves without compensation increase

14 July 2011

The '2011 Mid-Year Outlook Report' published by online career management service provider BlueSteps (an exclusive service of the Association of Executive Search Consultants), shows that although most executives surveyed are interested in making a career move this year, 52% of the respondents expect their...